Category: Local News

Stabbing, aggravated assault trials set

  Two cases resulting from incidents in May were set for trial on July 5 in Rose Valley Provincial Court. Austin Severight, 20, was charged with attempted murder, uttering threats, possession of a weapon...

Five staff retire at WCS

By Andy Labdon With the end of the school year in sight, changes to Wadena Composite School have already taken place. The simultaneous retirement of five long-serving staff members was recognized in front of...

Wadena picked for pilot project

By Andy Labdon Nine residents from Wadena recently agreed to be testers for an energy pilot project initiated by SaskEnergy. The Tune-Up Assistance Program (TAP) is designed to assist low-income households to save money...

Powwow heralds in National Aboriginal Day

By Andy Labdon The five-month long Artists in Schools project highlighting First Nations culture culminated in a powwow at Wadena Elementary School on June 20, the day before national Aboriginal Day was celebrated. The...

Wadena hosts full day of league play

By Scott Comfort The Wadena Wildcat Pee Wee boys softball team hosted their North Central Saskatchewan League during Wadena Ball Day on June 3. Some of the top teams in Western Canada including Prince...

Community project prepares for growth

By Andy Labdon On May 31  a $1.3-million seeding rig rolled through Kelvington heading for the Kelvington Community Grow Project quarter, given by the Kelvington Agricultural Society, to begin seeding. Donated by Pattison Farm Equipment,...

Kelvington hires economic development manager

By Andy Labdon The new community, culture, and recreation development manager for Kelvington is already busy establishing priorities in her new role. Lorelle Holowaty, originally from Kelvington and well-known in the area, says she...

**UPDATED* Warrant issued by Greenwater RCMP

A warrant has been issued by the Greenwater RCMP seeking the location of Austin Severight, 20, from Yellow Quill First Nation. The warrant is a result of an investigation into an incident that occurred on...

Census 2016: The growth of seniors

By Andy Labdon With the release of Statistics Canada’s 2016 census, figures show that the average age of Canadians has increased from 40.6 years in 2011 to 41.2 years in 2016. For the first...

Archer heads to Indigenous Games

By Andy Labdon Randall-Dre Friday from Kylemore seems to be somewhat of a protégé when it comes to the ancient art of archery. Friday has been selected for Team Saskatchewan to participate in the...

Jackie Guy to release new song May 8

By Andy Labdon Five-time Saskatchewan Country Music Association award nominee and former Fosston-area gal Jackie Guy is about to make a new release. On May 8 Guy will release “Damned If I Do” to...